Chapter 22 - Penetration Testing


What are the biggest reasons that documentation is important when doing a penetration test on your company’s network?


A big reason that documentation is necessary is so that the system can be reverted back to its working state after the testing is done. There needs to be documentation about what was changed during the test so that it can be changed back to the way it was before. If the changes are not reverted after the test is done then there could be vulnerabilities in the system still. Another reason for documentation is so that the same test can be done again after the vulnerabilities that were found have been fixed. After a change is made to the system the same test can be run again to see if the changes were able to remove the vulnerability that was found during the first test.

Topic revision: r2 - 2013-12-18 - JimSkon
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